Seattle is ready for snowpocalypse
We’re barely into Fall and we’ve been hearing for weeks that we’ll have tons of snow and cold temperatures because a La Nina winter is upon us.
Remember the major snowstorm of 2008 that brought the city to a screeching, crashing, sliding halt? Some called it snopocalypse others labeled it snowmagedon. Whatever it was, we’re supposed to have another one of those winters. TV weather forecasters will be so happy.
Not to worry, the City of Seattle will be prepared this time, unlike the year former Mayor Greg Nickels was in charge and didn’t have enough snow plows, sanding trucks or salt to handle the weather.
This morning Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn plans a media event at the city Department of Transportationâ€™s Charles Street maintenance facility, where he will review his winter storm plan.
A release from the mayor’s office says, “Members of the media will get a chance to tour the facility after the briefing, shoot footage and photos of salt and salt brine stockpiles, and ride in the GPS-equipped snowplows.” Can I drive one? If I can, I’m there.
Seattle has identified major snow roads it plans to focus on clearing. These are the main arterials you’d expect, such as Elliott Avenue, which starts in lower Queen Anne, becomes 15th through Ballard, and then turns into Holman Road in North Seattle.
The city says it’s ready. Are you? Have you changed any part of your routine as you get ready for a snowy, Seattle winter?